This post is aimed at creating a conversation around the Astar Ambassador program. It will also serve to gather feedback and suggestion about it. As the network and team grows, and the processes change to stay competitive and efficient, so too does the need to adapt, adjust and prepare certain Astar initiatives like the Ambassador Program so it can better serve our community.
Since it’s inception, Astar aimed to recognize community members who supported and promoted Astar on a voluntary basis by naming them Ambassadors to the network. Through this voluntary program, the emphasis was always quality over quantity.
Prior to the programs existence, certain community members were acting in the sole best interest of Astar and its growth. We’ve given these OGs the AllStar Ambassador label. We thank them again for the years of contributions and hope to gather their valuable insight and suggestions in this post.
To begin I’ll explain certain structures in place that may need to be revisited. To provide more context please see the Astar Flight Club paper. Please note that content of the paper can also be discussed here and suggestions for changes can be made.
This private TG group has serves as the main hub of communicate between Ambassadors and core-team. Within it we have team members, OG ambassadors (AllStar), Technical Ambassadors and promoted Ambassadors (ProtoStar). Its purpose is to communicate important news, updates, bugs, opportunities and make special request.
This was created with the intention of a more open group that spread through word of month to interested folks who were curious about the Astar Ambassador program. Each user would be considered a “Candidate Ambassador” in which they would showcase their skills, content and knowledge of Astar by posting their work. This channel also contains core-team members and current ambassadors who can help answer questions, provide guidance and examples of work. Through tracking activity of the Candidates, we may select certain ones that distinguish themselves from the rest through their persistent contributions and nominate them for ProtoStar Ambassador.
The discord is the a frequented place for builders and new users who are looking to for community activities, updates, answers to questions and so on. The lounge serves as a private channel for Ambassadors to communicate and coordinate with the team and each other.
As discussion moves forward, please be aware of the importance of suggesting solutions to any area that you see can use improvements.
Feel free to share examples, sources and data to support changes. In this way we can learn and further elevate the Ambassador program to the stars, collectively.